Who We Are

East + Sunset is a Los Angeles-based creative and branding agency started in 2016 by graphic-artist, Courtney Manitius. Courtney comes from a family of artists, and her love of the creative arts grew organically. Her grandfather worked in the advertising world during the heyday of the 60’s, her grandmother taught art at the prestigious Museum School in Philadelphia and the Art Institute in Chicago and her father is a principal at TPG Architecture in NYC. Courtney is proud to carry on that tradition of creativity through her own agency, East + Sunset. The entire East + Sunset team is passionate about beauty, experienced in all design platforms, and loves a challenge.

Meet The Team

We are a team of creatives with wild ideas. We can’t wait to get started on your project!

Owner + Lead Designer

Courtney Manitius

Football fan, traveler, pizza lover and typography affectionado. Courtney studied graphic design at James Madison University in Virginia before following her calling to warmer weather out west. After defrosting for a few years in Los Angeles she took her love for design and building brands and created East + Sunset, Inc. in 2016. When she’s not behind the computer (which is where she is most of the time) you can find her at pilates, on the couch watching Netflix with a glass of wine, or planning the next big adventure!

Assistant Designer

Christa Hall

Major sweet tooth with a passion for nature, interiors and motherhood. Christa studied graphic design at The Art Institute of Indianapolis in Indiana before starting her design career in stationery & wedding suite design in Nashville, TN. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2017, she has continued in the stationery world but now focuses on brand development, print marketing and social media content creation. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her daughter and dreaming up new creative endeavors!

Assistant Designer

Mark Sagato

Social Media Manager

Madeline Sideras

Madeline Sideras is currently in the honeymoon phase of living her post college dream of living in LA! She moved to Los Angeles in 2018 after graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Visual Communication Design. She has a passion for social media, content creation, and minimalist design. She is also a model and enjoys connecting with photographers to create photos as a creative outlet. When she’s not working, she enjoys baking, exploring LA with her friends, and drinking way too much coffee.

Ad Words Specialist

Chris Manitius

Chris is a photographer who started a photo booth business in 2015 and managed to scale it to a multi-state operation from his home office using Google Ads. Chris now uses his Google expertise to advise clients on their own Google campaigns. When Chris isn’t analyzing the CTR of an ad or running his photo booth business, he is playing basketball or talking someone’s ear off about intermittent fasting.

Office Manager

Jack The Cat

Jack is our resident office manager. He’s not the best at filing but he does come in handy for mid-workday snuggles. He looks cute until you don’t pay your invoice. When he’s not sending faxes or organizing the books, he enjoys looking at birds in the window and chasing his toy mice.

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